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1978 Sparkman & Stephens 53' Dorade modification

  • 53 ft
  • Antique and Classic
  • San Diego, CA, US

Yacht price :

$135,900

Overview

Olin Stephens was asked by a client in 1997 if he would review his design of the legendary Dorade and make any modifications or improvements to the design which was completed in the 1920's (Dorade is currently racing in the original races she won years ago by her new owners who restored her)

Upon completion of the design for Kay of Goteborg, Walsteds of Denmark was chosen to build her.  The yacht was completed in 1978 using double planked teak and oak framing.  The planks were reportedly epoxied together.  The deck is teak.

The many interior and exterior pictures attest to the quality of her design and construction.

According to a survey completed in November 22, 2017 the surveyor indicated that Kay is heavily build with superb craftsmanship. He added that Kay has the potential to be a highly valued yacht.  He placed her replacement value at $2,000,000. U S dollars.  She was hauled out in 2017 at Baja Naval Boat Yard where the bottom and hull sides were  painted.

Due to the owner's declining health, deck and mast varnishing issues were neglected.

She has a Mercedes diesel with 80 horse power which propels her easily at hull speed.  This listing agent crewed aboard Kay when she was motored to haul out for survey and to her current slip in Mission Bay, near San Diego and can attest to her performance under power.

THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY TO OWN AND PRESERVE A CUSTOM DESIGNED AND MASTERFULLY BUILT OLIN STEPHENS  MARITIME TREASURE!

Specifications

Basic Information

Manufacturer:
Sparkman & Stephens
Model:
53' Dorade modification
Year:
1978
Category:
Sail
Condition:
Used
Location:
San Diego, CA, US
Available for sale in U.S. waters:
Yes
Vessel Name:
Kay of Goteborg
Boat Type:
Antique and Classic
Hull Material:
Wood
Hull Type:
Hull Color:
HIN:
Designer:
Olin Stephens
Flag of Registry:

Dimensions & Weight

Length:
53 ft - 16.15 meter
LOA:
53 ft - 16.15 meter
Beam:
13 ft 5 in - 4.09 meter
Draft - max:
8 ft 5 in - 2.57 meter
Bridge Clearance:
-
Dry Weight:
-

Engine

Make:
Mercedes
Model:
Engine(s):
1
Hours:
-
Cruise Speed:
-
Range:
-
Joystick Control:
No
Engine Type:
Inboard
Drive Type:
Surface Drive
Fuel Type:
Diesel
Horsepower:
-
Max Speed:
-

Tank Capacities

Fuel Tank:
100 gallons - 2 tank(s)
Fresh Water Tank:
-
Holding Tank:
-

Accommodations

Total Cabins:
2
Total Berths:
-
Total Sleeps:
-
Total Heads:
1
Captains Cabin:
No
Crew Cabins:
-
Crew Berths:
-
Crew Sleeps:
-
Crew Heads:
-

Gallery

Descriptions

53' Sparkman & Stevens Yawl

This custom Olin Stevens designed yawl which was launched in Denmark by Walsteds and build using  teak planks over oak frames was crafted to  the highest standards of wood construction in the world. The teak interior is expertly built and very functional for offshore passages. A fireplace in the cabin fireplace will take the chill off the air for crew on the off watch in high latitude sailing.

The yawl rig provides for many sail configurations to easily reef in heavy wind conditions.

The hull form provides for good performance in all wind conditions

The 80 h.p. Mercedes diesel will easily propel Kay up to hull speed.

The rig plan and interior plans are included in picture section of this listing.

Kay should be restored to her original exterior condition and proudly displayed in a nautical museum like setting where  wood boat experts may view and truly appreciate her construction, beauty and utilitarian design by the legendary Olin Stevens.



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San Diego, CA, US

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Disclaimer: The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his/her agents, or his/her surveyors, to instigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.(6588968)
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